Mid-muscle pain to go with the joint pain???

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_Christina
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   Posted 4/3/2008 9:39 PM (GMT -7)   
lately I have been having on the inside of my wrist, about 5 inches from bottom of palm up my arm in what feels like someone pressing there knuckle there into the flesh.  no bruse or sign of infection.  Just pain. 
Also my muscles hurt.  it feels like I worked out REALY hard the day before - but I didn't, and I feel worse when I am stressed.  They don't hurt to the touch, but when I rub my arms, they have an increase of pain as I pull my hands away.  I have pain all the way up and down my arms and legs- but my arms are the worst.  it feels like I was bashed with a stick and should have bruses, but I don't.
When I walk up and down the stairs the muscles in my legs feel weak, like I could fall simply from lack of strength to take me over the stairs.
The pain in the joints in my hands is worse.  I have trouble gripping and lifting any amount of weight without pain.  I switched to a smaller coffee cup because it hurts to lift the heaver, bigger one.  I bought a smaller Bible, since the other one hurt my elbow to lift to my lap.  It is getting harder to manipulate the pages as quickly as I could before.  I feel like I am overreacting, but I'm not.  I wouldn't do this to myself.
My family and friends have gotten weary of my pain (like I'm not)- and my mother is convinced that I simply have NORMAL aches and pains and I should simply stop complaining about it.  I've ignored it for a long time, why cant I just stop complaining about it?  Why doesn't GOD just take the pain from me?  Why does it seem to be getting worse faster?
Christina
 
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Ducky
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   Posted 4/6/2008 3:24 PM (GMT -7)   
Christinia.. do you have Fibro as well as arthritis?
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sjkly
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   Posted 4/6/2008 5:45 PM (GMT -7)   
Some of that sounded like tendonitis then some of it sounded like fibro-also when is the last time you had a liver function test. It sounds like you need to catalogue your symptoms for your rhuemy and let him help you sort all of this out.

_Christina
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   Posted 4/6/2008 6:04 PM (GMT -7)   
I don't know anything about fibro, I don't want to have anything else.
I should probably go back to the family doc or to the rheumy with a list of all the symptoms I notice, and see what they come up with. The big problem with that is that I will look like someone who is searching for a problem, rather than someone looking to fix one. I'm afraid of being shut out as a nutcase, and not getting the treatment I need.
Christina
 
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Ducky
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   Posted 4/7/2008 7:45 AM (GMT -7)   
The pain you describe sounds like fibro.. arthritis is a bone/joint pain.. fibromyalgia is a muscle/tissue type pain.. a lot of us have both.. no one wants anything else, but if you have it, you need to get treated for it, to try and improve your quality of life.. SJ is right, you need to write all this stuff down.. keep a pain journal and when you go back to your rheumy or primary, say, "Here.. this is when I hurt and how I hurt and what I was doing when it hurt.." you're not going to be shut out as a nutcase, not if you have good docs.. and if they tell you that, then you need to go for a 2nd opinion.. hang in there Christina.. let us know how it goes..
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eloise
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   Posted 6/16/2008 8:55 PM (GMT -7)   
Hello I have RA and was/am having similar pain in my muscles and also sometimes in my bones. after doing some research i learned that Vitamin D deficiency can cause similar symptoms as well as fatigue.I asked my doctor to check my level and sure enough severe Vitamin D deficiency.Suprising to me since i live were the sunshines most of the year even in the winter!Started an RX for Vit D last week and hopefully will feel better soon.

SnifferMaster
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   Posted 6/22/2009 9:52 PM (GMT -7)   
My father has very similar symptoms only more severe.  He is on pain killers daily, often many times per day.  The doctors do not know what it is.  My father is 84 but the problems started around 81.  He used to walk about a mile every day and now he can barely walk from the living room to the kitchen.  His hands, arms, legs and feet are in a great deal of pain.  He has been hospitalized a number of times as the pain was so great.  The doctors have run numerous tests but have found nothing out of the ordinary, so they say it is physcological.  Maybe autoimmune.

SmarttyPants
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   Posted 8/11/2009 4:38 PM (GMT -7)   
I have major muscle pains also. All my joints are inflamed at this point and have been for months. They pop like crazy everytime I move. It's elbows, feet, ankles, knees, wrists and sometimes shoulders. They have been inflamed and hurting for months but never red. I have the same feeling when walking up stairs and griping things. I have no idea what to do to make it better either.

CrohnsMom
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   Posted 8/12/2009 10:16 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Christina...I am sorry to say you pain sounds like fibro. I have RA, lupus & fibro. Your doc can confirm fibro by checking pressure points. You are not a nutcase. I had a doc that dismissed my pain for many years and I switched primary doc and the new, wonderful doc sent me to my wonderful reummy. I also have a tip for your finger pain. Stop using them for a day. I know, easier said than done. But, any joint that I strain gets inflamed and the only way I can ease the pain is to rest the joint. I bought wrist splints that help so much. Avoid carrying grocery plastic bags with your fingers. It strains the joints in your fingers and causes inflamation and pain. Ask for paper sacks that you can wrap your arms around to carry. Ask for help lifting large stuff like cases of water, pop, bags of dog food, etc. I do wish you luck in your search for relief. I hope my tips help you. Peace and God Bless.
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